Immediate action has been instituted against Police officers who were involved in attacking journalist Niroshan Premaratne. IGP Mahinda Balasuriya said action had been taken against the two identified officers.
The Police Chief said Journalist Nirohsan Premaratne had been assaulted by two police officers in Panadura. He was injured as a result of the attack. It is a serious flaw committed by the police. The two officers concerned had been apprehended. The junior police officer was an apprentice. The IGP said he was dismissed today. The senior officer was interdicted. Both of them had been remanded. He said action would be taken to indict them.